Detours also have their attraction! This one allows us to bypass the mid-sized town of Neuwied – which, incidentally, is good for shopping – and explore the region between the romantic Middle Rhine Valley and wooded elevations of the Westerwald on our way to Rengsdorf. Although we’re some way from the Rhine, we can catch frequent glimpses of the valley from a number of viewpoints. With the Neuwied Basin at our feet, we can savour the peace and quiet of this section of the Rheinsteig while treading in the footsteps of the Romans.
Health and safety
- Wear suitable weatherproof clothing that will protect you from cold, wet, heat and sunshine.
- Make sure you take regular breaks and don't overexert yourself.
- Take enough fluids with you as there are sections without rest stops.
- Wear suitable hiking boots/shoes which give you enough grip on slippery, steep, rocky and uneven surfaces.
- Avoid any sections of the route which you feel are too difficult for you. Natural trails can quickly become wet and slippery in adverse weather conditions.
- Particularly in autumn, you should be careful of uneven ground, roots, stones or holes that have been covered by leaves.
- You need to take these kinds of adverse conditions into account every time you go on a hike.
- Particularly steep and dangerous places are made safer with handrails or ropes. Please use these as safety aids. Handrails are not to be climbed on or used to get a better view!
Tips, hints and linkswww.rheinsteig.de
Follow the B42 along the Rhine to get to Leutesdorf.
From the B42 you can take the B256 to Rengsdorf.
ParkingThere is free parking on the Rhine in Leutesdorf; alternatively, on the B42 close to the church there is an extra Rheinsteig car park (with a yellow Rheinsteig access sign at the entrance to the car park).
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